Ultrasonic anemometers measure the horizontal wind speed and direction as well as the acoustic virtual temperature.
High Power Consumption
Because of their high power consumption, a connection to mains power supply is required. The application at self-contained, solar-powered measurement systems is not feasible. Ultrasonics offer excellent performance ratings at well-powered measuring stations.
Ultrasonics are mostly applied for wind farm monitoring, on wind turbines and on offshore projects. Most ultrasonic anemometers can be fitted with electronically regulated heating.